“He will not leave” – Agent rules out chance of former Spur leaving current club

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Dom Le Roy

Gareth Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett has ruled out any possibility of the former Spurs star leaving Real Madrid this summer, amidst rumours of his former club’s interest in bringing him back to North London.

The Welshman has been frozen out of the first-team picture at Madrid, having hardly featured since the restart.

The 31-year-old did not appear overly enthusiastic about celebrating Real Madrid’s title triumph with his teammates last week.

Football.London have suggested that Spurs could potentially make an approach for Bale this summer, with Jose Mourinho keen on bolstering his attacking options.

However, Barnett has now said that the former Tottenham man wants to see out his contract with Los Blancos.

Speaking to BBC Sport, he said: “Gareth is fine. He has two years left on his contract.

“He likes living in Madrid and he is going nowhere.

“He is still as good as anyone else in the team. It’s up to [Real Madrid manager] Zinedine Zidane.

“Of course there’s been interest but there’s hardly a club in the world which can afford him.

“It’s a great loss that he’s not in the Real Madrid team at the moment but he will not leave.”

Barnett also admitted that the speedy attacker is keen to play for Wales in next summer’s Euros but ruled out the possibility of him going out on loan next season in order to get game time ahead of next summer’s competition.

He added: “He wants to play for Wales at Euro 2020. He always wants to play well for Wales.

“Gareth is one of the best players in the world. The best players in the world do not go out on loan.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Any lingering hope that Tottenham had of one day bringing Bale back to the club, probably evaporated with the pandemic. High-risk, expensive transfers on a player over 30 years of age, does not sound like the most prudent use of our limited transfer kitty this summer. The Welshman also does not look driven to prove himself again in the Premier League.

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  1. Why on earth would Bale leave Real Madrid with the money he earns PW and 2 years remaining on his current contract?
    His money grabbing agent will do everything in his power to make sure Bale stays where he is end of.


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